Category Archives: agriculture

SUST Field Trip to Angelic Organics Farm Planned for this Sunday, Oct. 9th

This semester’s SUST 230 Food online class, taught by Prof. Vicki Gerberich, plans to head out to Angelic Organics Farm in Caledonia IL this Sunday, October 9th, for a tour of a working biodynamic organic farm founded by Farmer John Peterson. Angelic Organics … Continue reading

Posted in activities, agriculture, education, field trips, food, Illinois, Roosevelt, students

Roosevelt’s Wabash Rooftop Garden 2016 Season Underway at the Chicago Campus

The 5th floor Wabash Rooftop Garden at Roosevelt’s Chicago Campus is ready and raring to go! All of the garden’s vegetable and herb seedlings have been transplanted, the bounty of which will be donated to the Wabash Dining Center. The … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, food, green design, Roosevelt, service

Three Plots Still Available in RU Community Garden at Schaumburg Campus

Roosevelt’s Schaumburg Campus Community Garden is one of the origin sites for our university’s sustainability movement, and is a thriving hub of gardening innovation and community building. Right now, three 5×5 plots are still available for this year’s growing season. … Continue reading

Posted in activities, agriculture, news, Roosevelt, suburbs

San Diego Vows to Move Entirely to Renewable Energy in 20 Years

Editor’s note: Just days after the historic climate agreement was reached in Paris, the city of San Diego announced its own groundbreaking pledge to reduce its emissions by half and to run on 100 percent renewable energy in the next … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, business, cities, food, green design, news, publications

SUST Alumni Guest Post: Jordan Ewbank (BA ’15) Reflects on Summer Internship in Costa Rica

This alumni guest post is by Jordan Ewbank, a Sustainability Studies alum who graduated with honors in 2015 and was part of the SUST 390 Sustainable Campus Spring 2015 class that did the preliminary research for RU’s first STARS report. … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, alumni, conservation, education, food, internships, Roosevelt, students | 1 Comment

“World’s Largest Rooftop Farm” Opens on Chicago’s South Side

Gotham Greens, a New York-based urban agriculture pioneer, has expanded its territory to bring locally and sustainably grown produce to the Chicagoland area. Operating from the rooftop of an existing manufacturing plant on the city’s south side, this innovative urban … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, business, cities, food, green design, news, publications

SUST Field Trip to Angelic Organics Farm Planned for Sat, Oct. 24th

This semester’s SUST 230 Food online class, taught by Prof. Vicki Gerberich, plans to head out to Angelic Organics Farm in Caledonia IL next Saturday, October 24th, for a tour of a working biodynamic organic farm founded by Farmer John Peterson. Angelic Organics … Continue reading

Posted in activities, agriculture, education, field trips, food, Illinois, Roosevelt, students